How are edibles made?
Making marijuana edibles is much easier than most people realize. To activate the THC, all you need to do is cook the marijuana in a high-fat item (fat with heat activates THC), such as peanut butter (which is why marijuana firecrackers are so effective). Or, all you need to do is make marijuana oil or marijuana butter and put them into a recipe the same as you would normal oil or butter.
Below we will take a look at some of the most popular marijuana edible products, and will show you how to make marijuana butter and marijuana oil.
Type of edibles:
Here are some of the most popular products that are made into marijuana edible
- Gummy bears
- Hard Candies
- Sauces and dressings
- Coffee and tea
- Rice Krispy treats
- And many others
How to make edibles at home:
To make edibles at home, let’s first learn how to make marijuana butter and oil.
What you’ll need:
- 100 grams of butter (vegan butter such as Earth Balance or Country Crock plant-based butter also works)
- 100 ml of water
- 100 grams of grinded cannabis leaves, or five grams of dried cannabis flower
- Heat the water and the butter together in a sauce pan.
- Add the cannabis, stirring to make sure to mix evenly
- Let simmer for 30 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the cannabis material
- Put the pan in the refrigerator so the butter will solidify at the top of the water.
- Discard the water and your marijuana butter is ready to use!
If placed in an air-tight container, the marijuana butter should remain good for several weeks. Studies have shown that THC and CBD stay active at room temperature for three months; this would be considerably longer if refrigerating. In other words, you’ll have to worry about the butter itself going bad long before you’ll need to worry about it losing its potency.
Marijuana cooking oil:
What you’ll need:
100 ml of vegetable oil (such as canola or sunflower oil)
50 grams of grinded marijuana leaves or 5 grams of grinded marijuana flower
- Add the leaves or buds to the oil and heat it up.
- Make sure it doesn’t get to hot otherwise the marijuana will fry.
- Heat it for 2 or 3 hours and stir occasionally.
- Let it cool and then strain the oil. I
Once you’ve made either of these, you can substitute it for regular butter or oil in any traditional recipe.
You can find dozens of various marijuana edibles recipes by visiting the following link: https://thejointblog.com/?s=recipe
Marijuana edibles made industrially to be sold through marijuana retail outlets have similar effects and are made in similar ways as the recipes mentioned above. However, most states require that edibles be labelled with the exact amount of THC (in milligrams) that’s contained in the product, which they determine through modern technology.
This allows consumers to know exactly what they are taking, allowing them to properly dose. When making edibles at home it’s also possible to find the right dose, but it’s more based on the amount of cannabis you put into the product rather than the exact THC content (which can be much less precise given the THC content of cannabis varies greatly).